The whole school curriculum at Hunsley Primary is arranged around a Big Question framework, with children accessing a broad and balanced curriculum via half termly investigations. In Reception, we follow the statutory curriculum framework. In Key Stage 1 and 2, we broadly follow the National Curriculum to ensure that our children are very well-prepared for life beyond primary education. We do, however, place great emphasis upon mathematical and scientific skill, with all areas of the curriculum underpinned by investigation, questioning, enquiry and ‘looking like a scientist’ at the world.
All year groups currently explore the same Big Questions simultaneously, allowing us to bring together classes in teams on vertical Family Theme Days, as well as sharing some of our Find Out Friday investigations. Each Big Question can be explored through investigation of English, Maths, Science, Art, Technologies, PE and so on, creating an exciting and interwoven curriculum which shows how all learning is connected and allows the children to learn to apply their learning in a wide range of ways.
Big Questions 2015-16